Serpent Stone

Category: Places

 

Photo and caption by Hart

Granite blocks are carried up from the riverbed, 600 meters below the Tengboche monastery, before being painstakingly hand-worked with hammer and chisel. This small stupa temple is ages old and shows a magnificently stripped stone, folded back and forth in salt and pepper crystals, creating a small sense of the time and pressure that have created the great Himalaya.

Location: Tengboche Monastery, Nepal

 

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